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Gorski leaving Tailwind; Osipow named interim GM

Mark Gorski will step down July 1 as chief executive officer of Tailwind Sports after eight years in the sports-marketing company’s top job. Vice president Dan Osipow, director of operations for the Tailwind-managed U.S. Postal Cycling Team, will become interim general manager. "It is with a mixture of sadness, satisfaction and new opportunity that I announce my resignation," said Gorski. "After many months of consideration, I decided that it was best for me personally, professionally, and most importantly, for my family, to step down." Gorski will be leaving the sports-marketing business

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By VeloNews Interactive

Mark Gorski will step down July 1 as chief executive officer of Tailwind Sports after eight years in the sports-marketing company’s top job. Vice president Dan Osipow, director of operations for the Tailwind-managed U.S. Postal Cycling Team, will become interim general manager.

“It is with a mixture of sadness, satisfaction and new opportunity that I announce my resignation,” said Gorski. “After many months of consideration, I decided that it was best for me personally, professionally, and most importantly, for my family, to step down.”

Gorski will be leaving the sports-marketing business and the San Francisco Bay Area for an executive vice presidency with the Schupp Company, an advertising agency based in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over the last eight years with the (U.S. Postal Cycling) team, not only competitively but on behalf of all of our sponsors in helping them to attain their business objectives,” said Gorski. “Lance Armstrong and the team’s success at the Tour de France since 1999 has been very satisfying and fulfilling, personally and professionally.”

Gorski will continue to assist the Postal team through this year’s Tour de France.

Gorski, a gold medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games, joined what then was called Montgomery Sports in May of 1995 and was responsible for signing the U.S. Postal Service as the title sponsor of Montgomery’s professional cycling team.”Mark’s contributions to Tailwind Sports and the team have been substantial and historic,” said Tailwind chairman Thom Weisel. “Mark will be sorely missed.”